When you first meet Albert, you'll immediately notice how approachable he is and how much he genuinely wants to help people find relief and feel hopeful again. What you may not know is that his own experience with a mental health tragedy has shaped who he has become as a practitioner and as a person.
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Adult ADHD is a mental health condition that affects your ability to focus, hold still, and control your behavior. ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
ADHD is often diagnosed in childhood, but symptoms can persist into adulthood. And in some cases, symptoms don’t manifest until adulthood.
Almost 5% of adults have ADHD, but in reality, this number may be much higher. Many cases go unreported either because signs and symptoms are ignored, or people aren’t comfortable seeking treatment.
A large number of children have ADHD, so chances are they still have it as adults. However, some kids may learn to cope with their symptoms while they’re young, meaning they can better manage them as they grow up.
Other times, when we assess adult patients for ADHD, we often discover they’ve had behavior matching the condition’s description when they were children. But many times, it doesn’t become problematic until they face the challenges that come with being an adult.
In adults, ADHD can show up as impulsive behavior, lack of concentration, or taking risks that aren’t in your best interest.
Adults with ADHD often describe symptoms like:
These problems can be severe and lead to issues damaging your family life, work, and relationships.
The cause of ADHD is unknown, but there’s evidence that ADHD runs in families. Individual circumstances such as unstable family life or lack of resources may also impact this condition’s development. However, watching too much TV or eating too much sugar have not been shown to cause symptoms of ADHD.
There’s no specific test for diagnosing ADHD. You need to speak with a qualified mental health professional to get a detailed assessment of your physical and mental health history.
When seeking an evaluation, we recommend talking to an expert mental health provider to ensure you’re getting the correct diagnosis. We’re trained to thoroughly analyze your medical history, which may make all the difference in getting you started with the right treatment.
There’s nothing worse than being misdiagnosed and getting discouraged that nothing is working, so choose your provider carefully.
ADHD HAS NO CURE,
but we can successfully treat it with medication.
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No two cases of adult ADHD are the same, and there is no cookie-cutter treatment for it. Your history and symptoms play a crucial role in determining the best treatment for you. Medication helps many people get their symptoms under control so they can manage work, family, and relationships better. Learning how to change your behavior and talk therapy with a licensed professional may also be useful tools.
Be sure to choose a board-certified mental health expert for your ADHD assessment and treatment.
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ADHD medication works by improving the way messages are transmitted through your brain and nervous system. These messages use chemicals called neurotransmitters to pass information along chains of nerve cells called neurons.
There are a few ways these messages get mixed up, causing symptoms in people with ADHD.
When messages aren’t being passed down the neuron chain correctly, your attention span can suffer.
ADHD medication helps keep messages running smoothly from neuron to neuron. If you have ADHD, you may need a prescription to help your neurons release more neurotransmitters. Or, you may need a different drug that slows down the reabsorption of neurons, making sure the chemical message arrives in one piece to the next cell in the neuron chain.
Depending on the type of ADHD medication you need, you can experience results in as little as an hour or up to one week.
This is pretty fast compared to how long it takes other psychiatric medicines to work. And don’t worry – your personality won’t change when you start medication for your ADHD. You can expect an increased ability to focus, and better control over your behavior.
Always be sure you’re getting FDA-approved medications. You want to get the medicine that’s ideal for you. You don’t want to unknowingly accept a prescription or supplement that isn’t the very best choice because that’s all your provider can prescribe.
Medication for ADHD works well for most people. Your provider should continue to monitor you to see if your dose needs to be adjusted. Any prescription medication may have side effects. When receiving care from a licensed professional, you’ll learn about all the possible side effects you may experience while taking your new medication. They’ll also counsel you on the best ways to manage any unpleasant side effects so ultimately you feel the most relief possible.
ADHD drugs must be taken consistently to continue working. If you decide to stop taking your medicine, your symptoms will come back. Make sure you talk to your prescribing provider if you’re thinking about doing this.
The most common FDA-approved medications our experts prescribe for Adult ADHD at Upper Valley Behavioral Health include:
The first step is to fill out an online appointment request here. Once we receive your registration, we will contact you within 24 business hours to start the process.
We are currently accepting new patients. Most potential patients are able to be scheduled within 48 business hours or less to be seen. Some clients may experience delays due to health insurance plans. Also, some clients may experience delays due to their medical history.
Once a potential patient submits their registration information, our billing department will contact their health insurance plan to obtain costs for treatment. Every plan is different. Copays may range from $5 to $150 per visit. We are currently not accepting any self-pay patients at this time.
While psychotherapy might benefit some patients, our board-certified experts prescribe medications to help people overcome the challenges of Adult ADHD. We do not provide psychotherapy services or coaching services at this time.
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Unfortunately, we are not currently accepting any self-pay patients at this time. We recommend you contact your county medical society for recommendations on organizations that do not require health insurance to be seen.
Our experts treat adults ages 20 to 64.
Unfortunately, we do not treat children or adolescents at this time. The youngest age we treat is 20.
We are currently providing services in the entire State of New Mexico. Regarding Texas, we only accept patients that live in El Paso County. If you do not live in these areas, we are unable to provide services to you.
Our experts will utilize standardized screenings and take into account your history and current symptoms. Qualified candidates may be treated with any FDA-approved medications for ADD or ADHD. Typically, our experts utilize Vyvanse, Adderall, Concerta, Focalin, Strattera, or Guanfacine to relieve symptoms of ADD or ADHD.
In most cases, we do not need previous records. Special circumstances exist that require the retrieval of previous records. Our experts will utilize evidence-based screenings during your evaluation. They will also record your history and review current symptoms that are affecting your life.
Our experts typically render an accurate diagnosis on the first visit. In most cases, we are able to provide a prescription on the first visit. There are some cases that require another appointment due to requirements for laboratory work, reassessing vitals, or records from other healthcare providers. Some cases might also require medical clearance before any treatment can be administered.
Unfortunately, we do not perform one-time evaluations for school accommodations, workplace accommodations, or your primary care provider. We also do not perform evaluations for disability.